Period
to 14 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineer
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 68 102 82
Rank change year-on-year +34 -20 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 37 63 164
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.16% 2.17% 3.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.29% 2.24% 3.60%
Number of salaries quoted 35 37 125
Median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £41,250 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £60,000 £62,500
East of England median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +14.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Hertfordshire
Permanent vacancies in Hertfordshire with a recognized job title 1,124 2,810 4,556
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.66% 97.56%
Number of salaries quoted 916 2,182 3,718
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,500
East of England median annual salary £46,500 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year -2.11% +2.15% +3.33%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Hertfordshire

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Engineer in Hertfordshire.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Hertfordshire

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineer in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Hertfordshire

Software Engineer
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 14 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage +17 11 £60,000 +14.29% 6
Watford +34 6 £47,500 +30.14% 3
Borehamwood - 4 £43,750 -
Hemel Hempstead +22 1 £57,500 -4.17%
Cheshunt +1 1 £55,000 -
Hatfield - 1 - - 2
Kings Langley - 1 £45,000 -
Harpenden - 1 £65,000 -
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Hertfordshire region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 37 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 27 (72.97%) C++
3 22 (59.46%) C
4 20 (54.05%) Linux
5 14 (37.84%) Degree
6 12 (32.43%) JIRA
7 11 (29.73%) Wireless
7 11 (29.73%) SDLC
8 10 (27.03%) Issue Tracking
8 10 (27.03%) Python
8 10 (27.03%) Telecoms
8 10 (27.03%) Computer Science
8 10 (27.03%) Multithreading
9 9 (24.32%) Signal Processing
9 9 (24.32%) Windows
10 8 (21.62%) C#
11 7 (18.92%) Artificial Intelligence
11 7 (18.92%) Machine Learning
11 7 (18.92%) DevOps
12 6 (16.22%) Embedded Systems
12 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (16.22%) TDD
12 6 (16.22%) OO
13 5 (13.51%) UML
13 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
13 5 (13.51%) .NET
13 5 (13.51%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 5 (13.51%) Embedded Software Development
13 5 (13.51%) Cybersecurity
13 5 (13.51%) Bash Shell

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.41%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) AWS
1 3 (8.11%) Azure
2 2 (5.41%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (5.41%) Amazon S3
2 2 (5.41%) AWS CodeCommit
2 2 (5.41%) AWS CodePipeline
2 2 (5.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 2 (5.41%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (5.41%) Serverless
3 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.70%) GCP
3 1 (2.70%) PaaS
3 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (29.73%) Wireless
2 3 (8.11%) RS-232
2 3 (8.11%) RS-485
2 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.70%) Bluetooth
3 1 (2.70%) Skype
3 1 (2.70%) Tactical Data Link
3 1 (2.70%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.70%) Big Data
3 1 (2.70%) BigQuery
3 1 (2.70%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (2.70%) MySQL
3 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (32.43%) JIRA
2 4 (10.81%) LabVIEW
2 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
3 3 (8.11%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.41%) git-flow
4 2 (5.41%) Selenium
4 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (27.03%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.41%) Electronics
2 2 (5.41%) Law
3 1 (2.70%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) .NET
2 4 (10.81%) HTML
3 2 (5.41%) .NET Core
3 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (5.41%) Entity Framework
3 2 (5.41%) jQuery
3 2 (5.41%) OpenGL
3 2 (5.41%) RESTful
3 2 (5.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (5.41%) Web Services
4 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.70%) CSS
4 1 (2.70%) DirectX
4 1 (2.70%) Laravel
4 1 (2.70%) MFC
4 1 (2.70%) ODBC
4 1 (2.70%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (13.51%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (10.81%) Acoustics
3 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.81%) Fibre Optics
4 2 (5.41%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (5.41%) User Experience
5 1 (2.70%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (2.70%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.70%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 20 (54.05%) Linux
2 9 (24.32%) Windows
3 1 (2.70%) Solaris
3 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (29.73%) SDLC
3 10 (27.03%) Computer Science
3 10 (27.03%) Issue Tracking
3 10 (27.03%) Multithreading
4 9 (24.32%) Signal Processing
5 7 (18.92%) Artificial Intelligence
5 7 (18.92%) DevOps
5 7 (18.92%) Machine Learning
6 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (16.22%) OO
6 6 (16.22%) TDD
7 5 (13.51%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (13.51%) Digital Signal Processing
7 5 (13.51%) Embedded Software Development
7 5 (13.51%) Linux Kernel Development
7 5 (13.51%) Multithreaded Programming
7 5 (13.51%) UML
8 4 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (8.11%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 27 (72.97%) C++
2 22 (59.46%) C
3 10 (27.03%) Python
4 8 (21.62%) C#
5 5 (13.51%) Bash Shell
5 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
6 4 (10.81%) Embedded C
7 2 (5.41%) SQL
8 1 (2.70%) GLSL
8 1 (2.70%) HLSL
8 1 (2.70%) Java
8 1 (2.70%) PHP
8 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (37.84%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (10.81%) PhD
3 1 (2.70%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle